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Cadence Column: Asia, January 20, 2020


China is engaging in “rapid expansionism”; this is different from the slower-moving modes of Russia and, until Trump, the United States. During Obama, Russia took back Crimea—after that fling Nikita Khrushchev had in giving Crimea to Ukraine when it wasn’t his to give. Russia has also been crawling its influence in Syria, softly with Iran, … Continue reading

South China now favoured way out of country for IS recruits


China’s southern seaboard has replaced the mountainous and tightly guarded western frontier as the preferred route for Islamic extremists to slip recruits out of the country, according to a leading expert on terrorism. Rohan Gunaratna, the head of the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, claimed that “over … Continue reading

Tug-of-war between China, Turkey over suspected Uighurs in Thailand


Jiang Zemin was wise to allow Fang Lizhi, Wang Dan and others to leave China, while Hu Jintao was wise to allow Chen Guangcheng to leave China. It is hoped that Xi Jinping is as wise to allow the Uighur Muslims to leave China for Turkey, as long as Turkey is able to prevent them … Continue reading

China’s deception to get its first aircraft carrier, and how the world saw through it


Chinese state media recently published a story which it thought glorified it’s superior business strategy in securing its first aircraft carrier by deception. However, in reality, it shows the stupidity of a Chinese businessmen, who lost $120 million on the deal as an undercover agent for the CCP, and the perils of doing business with … Continue reading

Turkey and China: Taksim, Tiananmen and the circling squares


New Hampshire’s state motto advises the people to “Live Free or Die” (生活或死亡). So this is a good place to read and ponder the news on Istanbul’s ongoing conflict in Taksim Square. At the same time, we can see the BBC news reports on official Chinese protests claiming US “prejudice” in an oddly timed back-and-forth … Continue reading

Turkey becomes partner of security bloc led by China and Russia


NATO member Turkey signed up on Friday to became a “dialogue partner” of a security bloc dominated by China and Russia, and declared that its destiny is in Asia. “This is really a historic day for us,” Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said in Kazakhstan’s commercial capital Almaty after signing a memorandum of understanding with … Continue reading

New Cold War: Sino-Russian bloc more active and expanding


At its recent summit meeting, China and Russia’s major bloc, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, was more active and expanding. More active China provides USD10 billion loan to other 5 members and member states have vowed to intensify their economic cooperation; Its leaders signed an announcement expressing its stance to counter the West: It opposes resolving … Continue reading

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